New Delhi: India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive achieved another milestone when the cumulative vaccination coverage crossed the 100 crore mark on Thursday. A total of 100 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far to eligible beneficiaries, as per the Cowin portal at 9:47 am. The feat was achieved in over 10 months of the starting of India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive on January 16. At the time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it “a decisive turning point” in India’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
“India scripts history. We are witnessing the triumph of Indian science, enterprise and collective spirit of 130 crore Indians. Congrats India on crossing 100 crore vaccinations. Gratitude to our doctors, nurses and all those who worked to achieve this feat. #VaccineCentury,” PM Modi tweeted.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said the defeat of the coronavirus is certain on the completion of the administration of 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to the people of the country. “India’s achievement of 100 crore COVID19 vaccinations under PM Modi’s leadership has re-acquainted the world with the immense potential of New India”, Union Home Minister Amit Shah
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday congratulated the citizens of India on crossing 100 crore Covid-19 vaccination coverage and attributed the achievement to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Congratulations India! This is the result of the able leadership of visionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi. #VaccineCentury,” Mandaviya tweeted in Hindi. The Health Minister’s office informed that Mandaviya will launch a song and audio-visual film to celebrate India’s milestone of 100 crore Covid-19 vaccinations today at Red Fort at 12.30 am.
Speaking exclusively to ANI, Dr Paul, who is Member (Health), Niti Aayog, said people coming forward in such large numbers to get protection from the disease is “proud moment for India”. He noted that the focus now should be to reach out to people “away from normal communication channels” such as those in remote locations and those who need to be facilitated in the process of vaccination.
(With Inputs from ANI and PTI)